53 days in Orlando & Bahamas Itinerary

53 days in Orlando & Bahamas Itinerary

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53 days in Orlando & Bahamas Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Orlando, United States
— 13 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Hope Town, Bahamas
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Governor's Harbour, Bahamas
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Staniel Cay, Bahamas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
George Town, Bahamas
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Moore Hill, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
7
Nassau, Bahamas
— 10 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Paradise Island, Bahamas
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
9
Harbour Island, Bahamas
— 2 nights
ferry:  45​min
10
Spanish Wells, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Berry Islands, Bahamas
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
12
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
— 7 nights
+3
Fly + train + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

13
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll get in some beach time at Ormond Beach and Lighthouse Point Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beach at Daytona Beach and World of Disney. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: MacDonald House Ormond Beach Welcome Center & Offices (in Ormond Beach), Melbourne (Derek Gores Gallery & Sebastian Inlet State Park) and Cocoa Beach (in Cocoa Beach). Have a day of magic on the 4th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Spend the 11th (Thu) on the water with a fishing tour. And it doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Orlando is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in June; daily highs in Orlando reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Hope Town.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Melbourne, Beach at Daytona Beach, Grant Antique Mall, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

1
night
Hope Town, Bahamas

Hope Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, stop by Hope Town Canvas, examine the collection at Wyannie Malone Historical Museum, then head off the coast to Elbow Cay, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tahiti Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hope Town trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Orlando to Hope Town with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Governor's Harbour.

Things to do in Hope Town

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Great Abaco Island
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Elbow Cay ©
Elbow Cay
Tahiti Beach ©
Tahiti Beach
Hope Town Canvas ©
Hope Town Canvas

3
nights
Governor's Harbour, Bahamas

Governor's Harbour ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at French Leave Beach and Twin Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lighthouse Beach and Eleuthera Island Farm. Step out of Governor's Harbour to go to Rock Sound and see The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop, which is approximately 42 minutes away.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Governor's Harbour trip planner .

Fly from Hope Town to Governor's Harbour in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Staniel Cay.

Things to do in Governor's Harbour

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eleuthera, The Blue Seahorse Gift Shop
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Ten Bay Beach ©
Ten Bay Beach
Twin Cove Beach ©
Twin Cove Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Staniel Cay ©
The remote and pristine island of Staniel Cay has a reputation as being one of the most untouched and unspoiled islands in the area.
On the 16th (Tue), head outdoors with Pig Beach - Big Major Cay and then explore the fascinating underground world of Thunderball Grotto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Staniel Cay trip maker app .

You can fly from Governor's Harbour to Staniel Cay in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Staniel Cay

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Thunderball Grotto ©
Thunderball Grotto
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay ©
Pig Beach - Big Major Cay

4
nights
George Town, Bahamas

George Town ©
Few island getaways are more idyllic than George Town, a small settlement on the east coast of the Bahamian island of Exuma.
Shop till you drop at Straw Market and Wenshua Art Gallery. Explore hidden gems such as Beaches of Stocking Island and Jolly Hall Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Plum Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Sandpiper Arts & Crafts.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read George Town trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Staniel Cay to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moore Hill.

Things to do in George Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Great Exuma
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Beaches of Stocking Island ©
Beaches of Stocking Island
Hooper's Bay Beach ©
Hooper's Bay Beach
Jolly Hall Beach ©
Jolly Hall Beach

2
nights
Moore Hill, Bahamas

Moore Hill ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Hermitage Estate, kick back and relax at Forbes Hill Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tropic of Cancer Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Moriah Harbour Cay National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Moore Hill itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from George Town to Moore Hill takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Moore Hill

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Little Exuma
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Moriah Harbour Cay National Park ©
Moriah Harbour Cay National Park

10
nights
Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau ©
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
Do your shopping at Diamonds International and Doongalik Studios. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cable Beach and Arawak Cay. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Fri) at Aquaventure. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Love Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabbage Beach, and sample the fine beverages at John Watling's Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nassau trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Moore Hill to Nassau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Nassau sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Paradise Island.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

New Providence Island
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Diamonds International ©
Diamonds International
Junkanoo Beach ©
Junkanoo Beach

4
nights
Paradise Island, Bahamas

Paradise Island ©
Located just off the shore from the capital city, Paradise Island offers glamorous gambling, luxury living, and a welcome dose of island exploration as well.
Shop till you drop at Marina Village and Bahama Craft Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Predator Lagoon and Spas & Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Ocean Club Golf Course, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marine Habitat at Atlantis, and try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise Island online holiday builder .

Paradise Island is just a stone's throw from Nassau. August in Paradise Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Harbour Island.

Things to do in Paradise Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Marine Habitat at Atlantis ©
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
Atlantis Casino ©
Atlantis Casino
Paradise Island Golf Club ©
Paradise Island Golf Club

2
nights
Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island ©
The casual Bahamian vibee of Harbour Island comes through in its atmospheric seaside eateries, the colonial English architecture of its main urban zones, and its wealth of attractive coastal areas.
On the 6th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Princess Street Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pink Sands Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by A and A Hidden Treasures, and then contemplate the long history of Dunmore Town.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Harbour Island online tour planner .

You can ride a ferry from Paradise Island to Harbour Island in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Spanish Wells.

Things to do in Harbour Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Pink Sands Beach ©
Pink Sands Beach
A and A Hidden Treasures ©
A and A Hidden Treasures
Princess Street Gallery ©
Princess Street Gallery

2
nights
Spanish Wells, Bahamas

On the 8th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Queens Bath, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then stop by Ponderosa Shell & Gift Shop. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cistern Cay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Gaulding's Cay, then explore the activities along Sapphire Blue Hole, and finally take an in-depth tour of Spanish Wells Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Spanish Wells road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Harbour Island to Spanish Wells in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Berry Islands.

Things to do in Spanish Wells

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Eleuthera
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Gaulding's Cay ©
Gaulding's Cay
Cistern Cay Beach ©
Cistern Cay Beach

2
nights
Berry Islands, Bahamas

Berry Islands ©
Still relatively unknown to foreign visitors, Berry Islands encompass a chain of small cays hiding some of the most scenic and tranquil beaches in the Caribbean.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Berry Islands and then head off the coast to Coco Cay.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Berry Islands trip planner .

Fly from Spanish Wells to Berry Islands in 2.5 hours. August in Berry Islands sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toGrand Bahama Island.

Things to do in Berry Islands

Nature Parks
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Coco Cay ©
Coco Cay
Berry Islands ©
Berry Islands

7
nights
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Grand Bahama Island ©
Despite its name, Grand Bahama Island isn't the biggest island in its archipelago.
Visit Gold Rock Beach and Xanadu Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Port Lucaya Marketplace and Fortune Beach. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Taino Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bahamian Brewery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent De Paul Church, and stop by Coastal Mojo.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Bahama Island online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Berry Islands to Grand Bahama Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Bahama Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gold Rock Beach ©
Gold Rock Beach
Taino Beach ©
Taino Beach
Fortune Beach ©
Fortune Beach

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